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Which is the best fencing shoe for you? A comparison between the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor and the Nike Ballestra fencing shoes

Which is the best fencing shoe for you? A comparison between the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor and the Nike Ballestra fencing shoes

The shoeholic is back! (You remember the confessions of Johanna, our footwear-addicted employee, from last week, right?) We obviously couldn’t leave it at a report about her first impression of our new Hic-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe, but also asked her to weigh up  the Razors against the Nike Air Zoom fencing shoes (also known as “Nike Ballestra”) in order to help you choose the style which suits you best. Read on for the full comparison, including size and fit of both trainers. Continue reading →

FoilGuard - the story and people behind the latest addition to your (foil) fencing kit

FoilGuard - the story and people behind the latest addition to your (foil) fencing kit

You might know the reasons behind its development, you might have received a newsletter promoting it and you might even have purchased it already…but do you really know the story of FoilGuard, the new EVA soft cover mandatory for all fencers wearing a chest protector in official FIE competitions (and domestic events in many countries *)? We’ve gathered some insight with our supplier when the product just came out last spring – read on for our background story about Richard Shearer and his company QP sports.  (Spoiler: even if you don’t know it , you might already own one of their products! )   Continue reading →

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

The FIE recently has released new requirements for chest protectors both in men’s and women’s foil. For full information about the underlying problems (including a bit of foil history) as well as some instructions on what to do now and where to purchase, please read on... Continue reading →

Confessions of a shoeholic: My first impressions of the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe

Confessions of a shoeholic: My first impressions of the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe

When you’re looking for good trainers specifically designed for fencing, the market doesn’t really seem to offer much choice: a few models proposed by the two giants of sportswear brands (recognisable either by an emblematic swoosh or iconic three stripes), and that’s it, right? Well, not quite: Since 2018, there is also the Razor fencing shoe, a style developed by Leon Paul in cooperation with the Anglo-Dutch brand Hi-Tec. We had them tested by Johanna, one of our employees, who is a (very active) fencer and also nurtures a deep passion for shoes. The perfect human guinea pig for the task. Read on to know all about her first impression of our new shoes.  Continue reading →

(Fencing) Lessons Learnt – And Fun Had. My Experience at the Leon Paul Sabre Camp.

(Fencing) Lessons Learnt – And Fun Had. My Experience at the Leon Paul Sabre Camp.

Six weeks of summer holidays without fencing? That does nothing for true fencing lovers, who will start to miss their fencing life after a couple of weeks. So Leon Paul's training camp in London in early August was the perfect match (and best mix of city trip, fencing fun, and language holiday) for Leon Paul sponsored Valentin Meka, a U14 sabre fencer from Dormagen, Germany. Want to know what happened when he decided to give up on his sunbed at the beach for a fencing piste? Read on... Continue reading →

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Which is the best fencing shoe for you? A comparison between the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor and the Nike Ballestra fencing shoes

Which is the best fencing shoe for you? A comparison between the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor and the Nike Ballestra fencing shoes

The shoeholic is back! (You remember the confessions of Johanna, our footwear-addicted employee, from last week, right?) We obviously couldn’t leave it at a report about her first impression of our new Hic-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe, but also asked her to weigh up  the Razors against the Nike Air Zoom fencing shoes (also known as “Nike Ballestra”) in order to help you choose the style which suits you best. Read on for the full comparison, including size and fit of both trainers. Continue reading →

Confessions of a shoeholic: My first impressions of the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe

Confessions of a shoeholic: My first impressions of the Hi-Tec x Leon Paul London Razor fencing shoe

When you’re looking for good trainers specifically designed for fencing, the market doesn’t really seem to offer much choice: a few models proposed by the two giants of sportswear brands (recognisable either by an emblematic swoosh or iconic three stripes), and that’s it, right? Well, not quite: Since 2018, there is also the Razor fencing shoe, a style developed by Leon Paul in cooperation with the Anglo-Dutch brand Hi-Tec. We had them tested by Johanna, one of our employees, who is a (very active) fencer and also nurtures a deep passion for shoes. The perfect human guinea pig for the task. Read on to know all about her first impression of our new shoes.  Continue reading →

FoilGuard - the story and people behind the latest addition to your (foil) fencing kit

FoilGuard - the story and people behind the latest addition to your (foil) fencing kit

You might know the reasons behind its development, you might have received a newsletter promoting it and you might even have purchased it already…but do you really know the story of FoilGuard, the new EVA soft cover mandatory for all fencers wearing a chest protector in official FIE competitions (and domestic events in many countries *)? We’ve gathered some insight with our supplier when the product just came out last spring – read on for our background story about Richard Shearer and his company QP sports.  (Spoiler: even if you don’t know it , you might already own one of their products! )   Continue reading →

(Fencing) Lessons Learnt – And Fun Had. My Experience at the Leon Paul Sabre Camp.

(Fencing) Lessons Learnt – And Fun Had. My Experience at the Leon Paul Sabre Camp.

Six weeks of summer holidays without fencing? That does nothing for true fencing lovers, who will start to miss their fencing life after a couple of weeks. So Leon Paul's training camp in London in early August was the perfect match (and best mix of city trip, fencing fun, and language holiday) for Leon Paul sponsored Valentin Meka, a U14 sabre fencer from Dormagen, Germany. Want to know what happened when he decided to give up on his sunbed at the beach for a fencing piste? Read on... Continue reading →

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

Chest protectors – an update on the new rules in foil from 2018

The FIE recently has released new requirements for chest protectors both in men’s and women’s foil. For full information about the underlying problems (including a bit of foil history) as well as some instructions on what to do now and where to purchase, please read on... Continue reading →

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